Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Penpal Opportunity

As many of you know, a few of us are involved with the Committee to Save Ugandan Jewry (to learn more: )

As such, we are setting up a penpal system that would allow Ugandan community members to have an American penpal. This is a wonderful way to establish a personal connection with the community we are trying to help support. But, aside from that, it would also provide an opportunity for them to learn more about the way in which we practice Judaism, along with helping them improve their English, which is crucially important to them.

Community members range in age from young children to the elderly and so you can be paired with someone close to your age, or not.

You will have to pay for postage for your letter and for their letter in return (but postage for each of their letters is probably around $1.50, so this is a very low cost for a great opportunity and mitzvah).

Anyway, please please let me (Beruria) know if you would be interested in this.

I encourage you to learn more about this very special community by checking out the Committee's website (which I pasted above, but also appears in the links on the right side of the page).

If you have connections to a Jewish Day School--either one that you went to, one that you worked at, one that you know someone who works there--and you think they might be receptive to matching their students up to Ugandan students, please let me know as well.

I also recommend listening to members of this community singing Adon Olam--

Mucho thanks.

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